Others may disagree. Your millage may vary. Void where prohibited by law.
Quote:It's roughly 1-3/4 inch in diameter, but the side which faces the side of the mount has been "sliced off" to make it more compact on that side.Note that I have two of them. One on each side of a Paramount ME. They each read a little bit differently.
Quote:Are they removable or glued in?
Quote:Quote:Are they removable or glued in?They're optional equipment and very much removable. They're held to the mount base with three small screws.
Quote:Yup, just out of curiosity I shopped for engineering levels yesterday. I couldn't find any that stated the traceability of their calibration. They're expensive too.
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Quote:Just out of curiosity...why would you need a level of any kind for a GEM mount?
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Quote:Leveling just speeds up the process. It's a convenience. Particularly in the field. I've ordered a high accuracy engineer's level. Should be here later this week. I'm going to calibrate the levels on all my various and sundry mounts (I have a lot of 'em).
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Quote:As I said before a level that's not accurate is the same as having no level and is totally useless.
Quote:Quote:As I said before a level that's not accurate is the same as having no level and is totally useless.I never said either level was inaccurate. Both levels are extremely accurate. They just don't read the same.
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